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Should you get screened for colorectal cancer?

Should you get screened for colorectal cancer?

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. But, it is also one of the most PREVENTABLE and treatable forms of cancer when found early. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. There are lots of things you can do to reduce your risk of colon cancer no matter what your age 1) Be aware of your family history and discuss any concerns with your doctor;  2) If you smoke, quit; 3) Exercise regularly 4) Make healthy food choices.  Since there are often no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer, it’s very important to get screened. There are many different kinds of screening tests for colon cancer from a simple blood test to a colonoscopy. Screening finds cancer earlier when treatment can be most effective. Talk to your provider at Women’s Health Center or your Primary Care doctor to determine the best test for you. For more information go to https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/colorectalawareness/

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Incontinence is Not a Normal Part of Aging

Do you leak a little when you laugh or sneeze? You’re not alone. Over 25 million people have some degree of bladder leakage or incontinence in the U.S. every day.…

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COMING ATTRACTIONS – Our New Providers!

Women's Health Center is expanding our practice to better service the women in our community.  We are excited to introduce two new providers who will be joining us this summer. …

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Community Baby Shower – April 25-29!

All are welcome to attend the virtual Community Baby Shower from the comfort of your own home!  Featuring live streaming education for moms and dads and prizes!  

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